Historians have speculated that their unusual marriage was one of the first of its kind.

Some of the first people of Spanish/ Mayan heritage were the product of a truly incredible marriage.

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As a survivor of a shipwreck off the Yucatan coast, Gonzalo Guerrero found himself held captive by the Maya.

Desperate to avoid being killed, he successfully sought to learn his captors’ language and customs.

At that time, 24 states across the country had laws strictly prohibiting marriage between people of different races.

Five weeks earlier, the longtime couple had learned Mildred was pregnant and decided to wed in defiance of the law. Upon their return to Virginia, they were arrested and found guilty, with the judge informing Mildred that “as long as you live you will be known as a felon.” The Lovings moved to the relative safety of Washington, but longed to return to their home state.

Do not be naïve there are still people who feel what you are doing is wrong.

Prepare yourself by listing all the challenges you will face and all the benefits you will gain from the relationship.

Their sons Ian and Tshekedi later became significant political figures as well.

The marriage is said to have inspired the film In the early years of the 18th century, European scholars made huge advances in their understanding of Chinese language and culture.

He was adopted by a French priest and later traveled to France with Bishop Artus de Lionne.